Matej Durcik

PhD, Physics, Comenius University; Slovakia, 1998
MS, Information Science, University of Pittsburgh, 2004
Title & Affiliation: 
Researcher, Hydrologic Information Systems, Biosphere 2, University of Arizona

My current work focuses on application of geoinformatics technologies in environmental sciences, database system design and implementation, data management, remote sensing, spatial and temporal data analysis and assimilation, distributed hydrologic modeling, climate variability, environmental radioactivity and physical hydrologic processes.

Curricula Vitae (pdf)

Publications (pdf)

Model Systems


2018 (Published)

Controlled Experiments of Hillslope Coevolution at the Biosphere 2 Landscape Evolution Observatory: Toward Prediction of Coupled Hydrological, Biogeochemical, and Ecological Change . Volkmann Till H. M., Aditi Sengupta, Luke A. Pangle, Katerina Dontsova, Greg A. Barron-Gafford, Ciaran J. Harman, Guo-Yue Niu, Laura K. Meredith, Nate Abramson, Antonio A. Meira Neto, Yadi Wang, John R. Adams, David D. Breshears, Aaron Bugaj, Jon Chorover, Alejandro Cueva, Stephen B. DeLong, Matej Durcik, Ty P. A. Ferre, Edward A. Hunt, Travis E. Huxman, Minseok Kim, Raina M. Maier, Russell K. Monson, Jon D. Pelletier, Michael Pohlmann, Craig Rasmussen, Joaquin Ruiz, Scott R. Saleska, Marcel G. Schaap, Michael Sibayan, Markus Tuller, Joost L. M. van Haren, Xubin Zeng and Peter A. Troch (2018): in: Hydrology of Artificial and Controlled Experiments (eds. Jiu-Fu Liu and Wei-Zu Gu), IntechOpen, pp. 25-74.

2018 (In Press)

Why Do Large‐Scale Land Surface Models Produce a Low Ratio of Transpiration to Evapotranspiration? . Chang, L.-L., Dwivedi, R., Knowles, J. F., Fang, Y.-H., Niu, G.-Y., Pelletier, J. D., Rasmussen, C., Durcik, M., Barron‐Gafford, G. A., Meixner, T. (2018): Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, online.

2018 (In Press)

Assessing Hydrological Impacts of Short-term Climate Change in the Mara River Basin of East Africa . Roy, T., Valdes, J. B., Lyon, B., Demaria, E. M. C., Serrat-Capdevila, A., Gupta, H. V., Valdés-Pineda, R., Durcik, M. (2018): Journal of Hydrology, online.

2018 (In Review)

Catchment-scale groundwater recharge and vegetation water use efficiency . Troch, P. A., Dwivedi, R., Liu, T., Meira Neto, A. A., Roy, T., Valdés-Pineda, R., Durcik, M., Arciniega-Esparza, S., and Breña-Naranjo, J. A. (2018): Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussion, in review.

2017 (Published)

Design and implementation of an operational multimodel multiproduct real-time probabilistic streamflow forecasting platform . Roy, T., Serrat-Capdevila, A., Valdes, J., Durcik, M., and Gupta, H. (2017): Journal of Hydroinformatics 19(6): 911-919.

2016 (Published)

Solid-phase redistribution of rare earth elements in hillslope pedons subjected to different hydrologic fluxes . Vázquez-Ortega, A., Huckle, D., Perdrial, J., Amistadi, M. K., Durcik, M., Rasmussen, C., McIntosh, J., Chorover, J. (2016): Chemical Geology 426: 1-18.

2016 (Published)

Evaluation of the Performance of Three Satellite Precipitation Products over Africa . Serrat-Capdevila, A., Merino, M., Valdes, J.B., Durcik, M. (2016): Remote Sensing 8(10): 836.

2015 (Published)

The Landscape Evolution Observatory: A large-scale controllable infrastructure to study coupled Earth-surface processes . Pangle, L.A., DeLong, S.B., Abramson, N., Adams, J., Barron-Gafford, G.A., Breshears, D.D., Brooks, P.D., Chorover, J., Dietrich, W.E., Dontsova, K., Durcik, M., Espeleta, J., Ferre, T.P.A., Ferriere, R., Henderson, W., Hunt, E.A., Huxman, T.E., Millar, D., Murphy, B., Niu, G-Y., Pavao-Zuckerman, M., Pelletier, J.D., Rasmussen, C., Ruiz, J., Saleska, S., Schaap, M., Sibayan, M., Troch, P.A., Tuller, M., van Haren, J., Zeng, X. (2015): Geomorphology 244: 190-203.

2014 (Published)

An integrated modelling framework of catchment‐scale ecohydrological processes: 1.Model description and tests over an energy‐limited watershed . Niu, G.-Y., Paniconi, C., Troch, P. A., Scott, R. L., Durcik, M., Zeng, X., Huxman, T., Goodrich, D. C. (2014): Ecohydrology 7(2): 427–439.

2014 (Published)

An integrated modelling framework of catchment‐scale ecohydrological processes: 2. the role of water subsidy by overland flow on vegetation dynamics in a semi‐arid catchment . Niu, G.-Y., Troch, P. A., Paniconi, C., Scott, R. L., Durcik, M., Zeng, X., Huxman, T., Goodrich, D. C., Pelletier, J. (2014): Ecohydrology 7(2): 815–827.

2013 (Published)

Coevolution of nonlinear trends in vegetation, soils, and topography with elevation and slope aspect: A case study in the sky islands of southern Arizona . Pelletier, J. D., Barron-Gafford, G. A., Breshears, D. D., Brooks, P. D., Chorover, J., Durcik, M., Harman, C. J., Huxman, T. E., Lohse, K. A., Lybrand, R., Meixner, T., McIntosh, J. C., Papuga, S. A., Rasmussen, C., Schaap, M., Swetnam, T. L., and Troch, P. A. (2013): Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 118: 741-758.


Jemez-Catalina CZO Data Management System and its Integration . Durcik, M. (2011): CUAHSI Conference on Hydrologic Data and Information Systems, Logan, Utah, June 22-24, 2011.